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nibble in Food topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnibblenib‧ble1 /ˈnɪbəl/ verb  1 nibble.jpg [intransitive, transitive]DFEAT to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites He nibbled the biscuit cautiously.nibble at There’s a fish nibbling at my bait.nibble on He nibbled on a piece of raw carrot.see thesaurus at bite2 [transitive] to gently bite someone in a loving way He began to nibble her ear affectionately. nibble away at something→ See Verb table
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nibbleReyes puts out nuts and bread for squirrels to nibble.The kind of nose that flirts with the idea of being stroked and kissed and nibbled.She thinks perhaps small fish are nibbling at her, but it is pleasant, it doesn't hurt.Once again she threw herself into his arms, unable to control her emotions, and nibbled at his neck.He reached into the bowl, took out one of the mushrooms and nibbled at its blue surfaces.Wally took her in his arms and began nibbling her ear.Creamy, blue-veined Dolcelatte is the perfect way to round off your meals and delicious to nibble in between.Wally turned to me and began to nibble my car.They went to wherever there were cut-down branches, nibbling off the buds.We stood around drinking wine and nibbling on little snacks.The horse lowered his head and began to nibble the grass.